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The Security Council has primary responsibility, under the UN Charter, for the maintenance of international peace and security. Organized to function continuously, a representative of each of its members must be present at all times at United Nations Headquarters. The Council consists of 15 members: five permanent members with veto power (China, France, Russian Federation, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America) and ten non-permanent members (Membership: Angola (2016), Chad (2015), Chile (2015), Jordan (2015), Lithuania (2015), Malaysia (2016), New Zealand (2016), Nigeria (2015), Spain (2016), Venezuela (Bolivian Republic of) (2016)) five of which are elected each year by the General Assembly for a two-year term.  Website:
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Children and armed conflict: report of the Secretary-General

15 May 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Secretary-General pursuant to Security Council resolution 2020 (2011)

22 October 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

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